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Demand for digital autopsy in BMC managed hospitals
Digital Autopsy system will determine the cause of death without cutting the dead body, says Samajwadi Party corporator and group leader Rais Shaikh
Friday December 6, 2013 8:25 PM, Ziaulla Nomani

Samajwadi Party corporator and group leader Rais Shaikh Thursday tabled a notice of motion in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) general body meeting, in which he demanded that the civic hospitals should be equipped with advance digital autopsy system against the inhuman dissection of the dead body.

The digital Autopsy system will determine the cause of death without cutting the dead body.

"It is a better option than the contemporary post mortem as the delay in post-mortem causes bereaved relatives to thrash doctors and hospital staff", said Rais Shaikh, Member of Standing Committee, B.M.C.

He also maintained that the digital autopsy produces detailed records that show conclusively the cause or manner of death. These records can be kept intact and free of human intervention.

According to the civic officials, if a patient dies in 24 hours after being admitted to hospital, the post-mortem of the dead body should be carried out to find out the cause of death.

It is beneficial to all, but for Muslims, it will be a welcome decision as they get bereaved by the mention of the post mortem on the dead body of their near and dear ones.

BMC is India's richest municipal organization and its annual budget is more than that of some of the small states of India.

"Sciences are used for the betterment of the humanity and society, this digital autopsy is been used in countries like Malaysia, London, Saudi Arabia, etc.

"The Heads of the BMC managed hospitals are fully aware of this autopsy systems", said Shaikh.

"The notice of motion if approved would be sent to concerned authorities for further action," said a civic official.

Digital Autopsies offer a significant, humanitarian step forward in establishing the cause of unnatural death. They use sophisticated, 3D visualization software and a scanner rather than a scalpel.

(Ziaulla Nomani is associated with Muallim – The Muslim Lifestyle Magazine. He can be reached at

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